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Poster: Jania Date: Aug 19, 2008 3:17pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP Information?

I haven't tried an FTP download anything from Internet Archive in a few years and am having a hard time finding the FTP server address for the concerts I now want to download. This thread is a few years old, and I am wondering if it is out of date. When I go to the linked page, there is no mention of FTP under the download section, only HTTP. I searched the page for any mention of "FTP" and found nothing.

Other posts to this thread listed Internet Archive FTP server addresses, which I connected to without difficulty. But how can I find the precise server and files I am looking for (in this case My Morning Jacket audio files, which I want to download in a lossless format). Here is a sample of a concert I'd like to download via FTP. http://www.archive.org/details/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16

Thanks to whoever can help.

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Poster: kustota Date: Aug 19, 2008 6:11pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP Information?

if you prefer FTP, you can always replace "http" to "ftp" in address string.
example:
http://ia341005.us.archive.org/2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/
ftp://ia341005.us.archive.org/2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/
the FTP link was removed from all item pages because it was misused by robots.


This post was modified by kustota on 2008-08-20 01:11:23

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Poster: Jania Date: Aug 20, 2008 5:49am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP Information?

I greatly appreciate the timely response to my question. I don't know if this forum is monitored, but if it is, it would be useful to update the FAQs which still direct the user to look for the FTP link on the page of the individual concerts.

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Poster: Jania Date: Aug 20, 2008 12:07pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP Information?

Well, using the helpful hint that I could substitute "FTP" for "HTTP," I did manage to connect my FTP client (Filezilla) to the Internet Archive server. I connected to the server by copying this address into the "host" box: ftp://ia341005.us.archive.org/2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/

However, Filezilla used only this to connect: ftp://ia341005.us.archive.org and deleted the sub-folder information.


What I cannot figure out now is how to access any of the directories on that server. In the "remote site" box, I tried copying the full string above but got an error message. My various other experiments met with the same fate, as evidenced by the following failed commands.

Command: CWD /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/ at ia341005.us.archive.org
Response: 550 Prohibited file name: /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/ at ia341005.us.archive.org
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/ at ia341005.us.archive.org
Response: 550 Prohibited file name: /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16/ at ia341005.us.archive.org
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Prohibited file name: /FTP directory /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Can't change directory to /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16: No such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Can't change directory to /2/items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16: No such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Can't change directory to /items/mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16: No such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: CWD /mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16
Response: 550 Can't change directory to /mmj2008-03-15.aud.flac16: No such file or directory
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

I would appreciate further guidance on how to actually connect to the appropriate directory, and then to download the files I want. Thank you.

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Poster: kustota Date: Aug 20, 2008 6:07pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP Information?

i can't help you with that. on my side, connecting with ftp client works well. you can do it the other way - use http + download manager (flashget or any other).

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Poster: Jania Date: Aug 22, 2008 11:31am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP Information (downloading via FTP)

OK, I figured out what the problem was after checking out this post:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=170095

I was logging into the FTP server using my regular Internet Archive login and password. Apparently that didn't give me access to the folders on the server, even though it did let me login to the server.

When I used the login name "anonymous" and a random password (or perhaps no password at all) I connected to the server and was then able to navigate the folders and find the files. It would still be useful if someone with appropriate authority could update the FAQs on the site with the instructions at the link above.

Thanks to everyone who makes this an unbelievable resource.